Comic-Con to remain virtual in 2021, cites financial strain

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The Associated Press San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later in 2021. Comic-Con announced Monday, March 1, that the annual confab will return to virtual for a second-straight year between July 23-25. The in-person experience was canceled again due to coronavirus-related cautions around large gatherings. Organizers said postponements and other challenges caused by the pandemic left them with “limited financial resources.” As a result, the virtual convention in July was reduced from four to three days. However, organizers said they are planning a smaller in-person November event in San Diego. The details have not yet been released. Comic-Con attracts more than 135,000 people – often elabo
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